"pink wave" of political candidates
My humble candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives made it into a national publication!
The National Catholic Reporter interviewed me, along with other women around the country running for primaries and the General Election this November.
I talked about my commitment to the values of Catholic Social Teaching, which formed my early thinking (modeled by the Sisters of Mercy in Bay Shore, N.Y. and several professors at the University of Notre Dame where I attended college).
Values, such as the dignity of the human person; the rights of workers; the perspective of the common good; care for Creation; balancing individual and community needs; and the priority of the poor and vulnerable in all considerations of systems and policymaking .
Here's a short blurb from the article:
For Marybeth Redmond, who has worked with 'folks on the margins,' running for state representative is a next step that will allow her to help change unjust systems that hurt the underemployed, the incarcerated and women.
If elected, Redmond wants to 'lift up the voices of those without a voice and work for just systems that serve everybody,' she said. 'We need to take back our country.'
Thanks to my Maryknoll/Orbis books buddy Mike Leach, who pitched this story to NCR!